Perhaps the most famous and talented artist of all time is Leonardo da Vinci. Even beyond art, he was an incredible scientist, architect, and inventor. Born in 1452, he would’ve been a few centuries after the alleged TS artist.
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519) was an Italian polymath of the High Renaissance who was active as a painter, draughtsman, engineer, scientist, theorist, sculptor, and architect. While his fame initially rested on his achievements as a painter, he also became known for his notebooks, in which he made drawings and notes on a variety of subjects, including anatomy, astronomy, botany, cartography, painting, and paleontology. Leonardo is widely regarded to have been a genius who epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal, and his collective works comprise a contribution to later generations of artists matched only by that of his younger contemporary, Michelangelo.
But, even though da Vinci was a genius, he is still no match for the mysterious medieval TS artist.
Though he was centuries ahead of his time in technological conceptions, he was not centuries ahead of his time in artistic techniques. On the other hand, the TS artist used art techniques centuries before they were invented: photography, 3-D encoding, half-tone, air brush, projection, x-ray, and hyperrealism. He was so good, scientists now don’t know how he created the image. And it’ll probably be centuries later after those techniques are discovered that we’ll know how he did it.
da Vinci left records of all that he did and the research that was required for all of his work.
These studies were recorded in 13,000 pages of notes and drawings, which fuse art and natural philosophy (the forerunner of modern science). They were made and maintained daily throughout Leonardo’s life and travels, as he made continual observations of the world around him. Leonardo’s notes and drawings display an enormous range of interests and preoccupations, some as mundane as lists of groceries and people who owed him money and some as intriguing as designs for wings and shoes for walking on water. There are compositions for paintings, studies of details and drapery, studies of faces and emotions, of animals, babies, dissections, plant studies, rock formations, whirlpools, war machines, flying machines and architecture.
On the other hand, we have zero textual records from the TS artist.
da Vinci created many works of art in different methods – painting, sculpture, drawings, architecture, etc.
The alleged TS artist, even though he was an artistic genius, only created one work of art.
da Vinci created prototypes in order to create his artwork.
The TS artist left no prototype. From all that we can tell, he created it in a single shot without the need for prototypes.
So, even though da Vinci was an incredibly gifted artist by God, the TS artist was so much more talented than da Vinci that his skills could be classified as miraculous.
In the normal course of events many men and women are born with remarkable talents; but occasionally, in a way that transcends nature, a single person is marvellously endowed by Heaven with beauty, grace and talent in such abundance that he leaves other men far behind, all his actions seem inspired and indeed everything he does clearly comes from God rather than from human skill. Everyone acknowledged that this was true of Leonardo da Vinci, an artist of outstanding physical beauty, who displayed infinite grace in everything that he did and who cultivated his genius so brilliantly that all problems he studied he solved with ease.